Monday, June 23, 2008
Seventeen Again is the latest brainchild of Burr Steers (How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days) and Jason Filardi (Bringing Down the House). The Big-like comedy film from New Line Cinema stars Friends alum Matthew Perry and High School Musical star Zac Efron.
The movie revolves on a guy whose life didn't quite turn out how he wanted it to and wishes he could go turn back time and change it. He wakes up one day, finds himself 17-years-old again and gets the chance to rewrite his life.
In Seventeen Again, Efron plays popular high school senior Mike O'Donnell, star athlete who seemingly has it all. Although he is headed straight for a college scholarship, he decided to give up to settle down with his high school sweetheart Scarlet.
Perry, also the star of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, appears as an adult Mike O'Donnell several years later and finds his life is not exactly what he planned. He is separate from his wife Scarlet and is now living with his best friend Ned Freeman. To make things worse, his career at a pharmaceutical company is not getting any better, while his relationship with his teenage children are nonexistent.
Soon, Mike returns his old high school to reminisce over the good old days and the life he could have had. He then encounters a mysterious janitor and finds himself turn into his 17-year-old self again.
Young Mike eventually registers back in high school to finish the life he never had the chance to live. Through his experiences, however, he realizes that he had already chosen the perfect life but just never appreciated it. Now, he must figure out a way to transform back into his older self and win back his wife and kids.
Scheduled for release on February 20, 2009, Seventeen Again also stars Leslie Mann as Scarlett O'Donnell, Allison Miller as Young Scarlett, Thomas Lennon as Ned Freedman, Tyler Steelman as Young Ned Freedman, Michelle Trachtenberg as Maggie O'Donnell, and Sterling Knight as Alex O'Donnell.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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